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# what is the powerplay in powerball

Power Play

Power Play is an option that players can add to their Powerball ticket to multiply the value of non-jackpot prizes. During each Powerball draw on Wednesday and Saturday nights, a separate Power Play number is drawn ahead of the main numbers.

Everyone who opted-in to Power Play and who wins a non-jackpot prize has it multiplied by that figure. The only exception is the Match 5 prize of \$1 million, which becomes \$2 million for Power Play ticket holders, no matter which number is drawn.

You add Power Play when you buy a Powerball ticket by checking the box on your playslip and paying an additional \$1 per line. You cannot play it separately and you cannot opt in later. You do not need to pick an extra number to participate in Power Play; the number drawn applies to all players who took up the option.

### Power Play Multipliers

The Power Play can provide 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x or 10x the value of non-jackpot prizes, although the 10x multiplier is only available when the jackpot is worth less than \$150 million.

Here are the Power Play multipliers, the odds of each being drawn, and the effect they have on a Match 4+1 prize of \$50,000.

Power Play Multipliers and Odds
Multiplier: X2 X3 X4 X5 X10
Odds 1 in 1.79 1 in 3.31 1 in 14.33 1 in 21.5 1 in 43
Payout on Match 4+1
Prizes of \$50,000
\$100,000 \$150,000 \$200,000 \$250,000 \$500,000

### Power Play Prizes

For an extra \$1 per play, ticket holders can participate in Power Play. The table below demonstrates how much you could win if your prize is multiplied:

Power Play Multiplier Prize Levels
Prize Tier Base Prize Amount Power Play x 2 Power Play x 3 Power Play x 4 Power Play x 5 Power Play x 10
Match 5 + Powerball Jackpot N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Match 5* \$1,000,000 \$2,000,000 \$2,000,000 \$2,000,000 \$2,000,000 \$2,000,000
Match 4 + Powerball \$50,000 \$100,000 \$150,000 \$200,000 \$250,000 \$500,000
Match 4 \$100 \$200 \$300 \$400 \$500 \$1000
Match 3 + Powerball \$100 \$200 \$300 \$400 \$500 \$1000
Match 3 \$7 \$14 \$21 \$28 \$35 \$70
Match 2 + Powerball \$7 \$14 \$21 \$28 \$35 \$70
Match 1 + Powerball \$4 \$8 \$12 \$16 \$20 \$40
Match Powerball \$4 \$8 \$12 \$16 \$20 \$40
*A Power Play Match 5 prize will be set at \$2,000,000 regardless of the Power Play number drawn.

#### When 10x Multiplier is in Place

The 10x Power Play multiplier is available when the Powerball jackpot is worth \$150 million or less.

Power Play 10x Multiplier Odds
Power Play Multiplier Odds
10x 1 in 43
5x 1 in 21.5
4x 1 in 14.33
3x 1 in 3.31
2x 1 in 1.79

#### When 10x Multiplier is Not in Place

The 10x multiplier is not available when the Powerball jackpot is worth more than \$150 million.

Powerball’s Power Play add-on multiplies the value of non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times, depending on which Power Play number is drawn.

## Draw Date

### Match 5

#### \$1 Million Winners

• Winning Numbers
• Past Drawings
• Total Winners

#### Total Number of Winners

• 0
• 0
• 0
• 0
• 0
• 0
• 0
• 0
• 0
##### Power Play
• N/A
• 0
• 0
• 0
• 0
• 0
• 0
• 0
• 0

There are 9 ways to win a prize in Powerball®.
All prizes are set cash amounts, except the Grand Prize.
In California, prize payout amounts are pari-mutuel and determined by sales and the number of winners.

• Grand Prize
• \$1 Million
• \$50,000
• \$100
• \$100
• \$7
• \$7
• \$4
• \$4
• Grand Prize
• \$2 Million
• \$100,000
• \$200
• \$200
• \$14
• \$14
• \$8
• \$8
• Grand Prize
• \$2 Million
• \$150,000
• \$300
• \$300
• \$21
• \$21
• \$12
• \$12
• Grand Prize
• \$2 Million
• \$200,000
• \$400
• \$400
• \$28
• \$28
• \$16
• \$16
• Grand Prize
• \$2 Million
• \$250,000
• \$500
• \$500
• \$35
• \$35
• \$20
• \$20
• Grand Prize
• \$2 Million
• \$500,000
• \$1,000
• \$1,000
• \$70
• \$70
• \$40
• \$40

• Grand Prize
• \$1 Million
• \$50,000
• \$100
• \$100
• \$7
• \$7
• \$4
• \$4
• Grand Prize
• \$2 Million
• \$100,000
• \$200
• \$200
• \$14
• \$14
• \$8
• \$8
• Grand Prize
• \$2 Million
• \$150,000
• \$300
• \$300
• \$21
• \$21
• \$12
• \$12
• Grand Prize
• \$2 Million
• \$200,000
• \$400
• \$400
• \$28
• \$28
• \$16
• \$16
• Grand Prize
• \$2 Million
• \$250,000
• \$500
• \$500
• \$35
• \$35
• \$20
• \$20
• Grand Prize
• \$2 Million
• \$500,000
• \$1,000
• \$1,000
• \$70
• \$70
• \$40
• \$40

### Powerball Odds

##### Prize
• Grand Prize
• \$1 Million
• \$50,000
• \$100
• \$100
• \$7
• \$7
• \$4
• \$4
• 1 in 292,201,338.00
• 1 in 11,688,053.52
• 1 in 913,129.18
• 1 in 36,525.17
• 1 in 14,494.11
• 1 in 579.76
• 1 in 701.33
• 1 in 91.98
• 1 in 38.32

### Odds When 10X Multiplier is Available

• 10x
• 5x
• 4x
• 3x
• 2x
##### PRIZE TIMES POWER PLAY
• Prize Won Times 10
• Prize Won Times 5
• Prize Won Times 4
• Prize Won Times 3
• Prize Won Times 2
• 1 in 43
• 1 in 21.5
• 1 in 14.33
• 1 in 3.31
• 1 in 1.79

### Odds When 10X Multiplier is Not Available

• 5x
• 4x
• 3x
• 2x
##### PRIZE TIMES POWER PLAY
• Prize Won Times 5
• Prize Won Times 4
• Prize Won Times 3
• Prize Won Times 2
• 1 in 21
• 1 in 14
• 1 in 3.23
• 1 in 1.75

Powerball® costs \$2 per play.

Select five numbers from 1 to 69 for the white balls; then select one number from 1 to 26 for the red Powerball.

Choose your numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.

The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won.

Players win a prize by matching one of the 9 Ways to Win.

##### Where

Powerball is played in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands!

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.

Sales cut-off times vary by one to two hours before the drawing, depending on the selling jurisdiction.

##### Power Play

For an additional \$1 per play, the Power Play feature can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times!

The multiplier number is randomly selected just before each drawing.

The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is \$150 million or less.

The Match 5 prize with Power Play is always \$2 million.

##### Multi-Draw

Play the same set of numbers in multiple drawings!

Select the number of consecutive drawings you want to play in the Multi-Draw or Advance Play section of your play slip or tell the retailer how many drawings you wish to play.

The number of Multi-Draws or Advance Plays available for purchase is dependent on the selling jurisdiction.

How TALL

A Powerball jackpot of \$40 million may not seem like much, but ask yourself this – is \$40 million really a small amount of money? Is the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. a small building?

If you were to stack \$100 bills, take a look at the heights the money would reach at each estimated jackpot amount.

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